Senator representing Adamawa Central, Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani) has distributed economic empowerment materials to 1,667 members of her senatorial district.
The empowerment programme which took place in Yola was witnessed by a member of the Interim National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), representing the North-East, Prof. Tahir Mamman.
Others included the Acting Chairman of the Adamawa Chapter of the APC, Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal, members of the State Executive Committee of the party and major APC stakeholders in the state.
Senator Aishatu in her speech at the event said the distribution of the materials followed an intensive training on various skills which include Computer Appreciation, Tailoring, Hairdressing, Aluminum fabrication, Satellite Installation, catering, tilling, Interlocking and vulcanizing.
According to her, other skills acquisition training she organized for her constituents are: Plumbing, GSM repairs, Shoemaking, Welding, Electrical Installation and Interior Decoration Basic Business Training.
She said that the materials would make the beneficiaries self-reliant, self-employed, finance the education of their wards and pay hospital bills when they require medical attention.
She said the beneficiaries are expected to create employment opportunities for others by adequately utilizing the materials.
Aishatu said: “This will go a long way in assisting our people to not only be self-reliant, but use it to pay school fees, hospital bills in addition to daily sustenance.
“In almost all cases you will find that each beneficiary will employ at least one person or two other people, thereby reducing the rate of unemployment.
“It is our hope that we will continue to attract more of such interventions to our people through the Constituency Projects intended for the benefit of our people.”
The Adamawa Central Senator lauded the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) “through whose office these items were procured for distribution.
“We hope to do more for our people in the coming years,” she added.
She urged her constituents to be mindful of the COVID-19 pandemic and to adhere strictly to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) protocols aimed at containing the spread of the deadly virus.
She added: “I cannot end this brief speech without reminding our people to be conscious of the COVID-19 that is spreading at a very alarming and frightening level.
“Let us always keep to the protocols announced by the Health Authorities of the State and the Federal Government.
“Let us always put our face masks in public places. Let us always maintain social distancing. Let us always remember to wash our hands with soap in running water.”